Diversity in the field of business

Many organizations on- and off-campus are dedicated to deepening the diversity present in business industries. Take a look at just a few resources and organizations below to see what might be available to help you strengthen your professional development as a student and future business leader.

The Foster Undergraduate Diversity Services office is a place providing programs and opportunities to support underrepresented students achieve success in the undergraduate program. Opportunities through this office include:

Business Educational Opportunity Program (BEOP)
Alliances for Learning and Vision for Underrepresented Americans (ALVA)
Diverse Student Organizations
Business Scholarships

INROADS is an international organization with the mission to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. The organization has over 28 offices serving nearly 2,000 Interns at over 200 companies. Look at the benefits and qualifications of the INROADS internship program.

The Greater Seattle Business Association is the largest LGBT and allied chamber of commerce in North America, representing 1,100+ small businesses, corporate and nonprofit members sharing GSBA’s values of equality and diversity in the workplace. Consider various ways to get involved, whether through membership, an internship, attending events or volunteering.

By Shannon Merchant
Shannon Merchant Career Counselor Shannon Merchant